Anthony Silfredo Castro... Resides in Miranda, Venezuela, during the offseason with his wife, Maria Ortiz... Signed with the Detroit Tigers as an international free agent at the age of 16 on July 18, 2011... Favourite players growing up were six-time All-Star Félix Hernández and Hall of Famer Pedro Martínez.
Recalled by the Tigers on July 27 and made his MLB debut vs. KC...Pitched one inning of relief, allowing two runs after a walk and a homer while recording his 1st career strikeout (Bubba Starling)…Optioned on Aug. 4 and was recalled for two other brief big-league stints but did not play...Spent the rest of the season at Detroit’s alternate training site.
Appeared in a career high 27 games, including 18 starts, in 2019 as he spent the entire season with Double A Erie...Picked up the first save of his professional career on April 22 vs. Bowie, striking out five and allowing one hit over 3.0 scoreless innings...Struck out a season-high 11 batters on June 19 vs. Portland, throwing 7.0 innings and giving up one run on one hit...Appeared in five games, including three starts, in June, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.52 ERA (23.2IP/4ER) and 28 strikeouts...Pitched for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season and went 3-2 with a 4.58 ERA (19.2IP/10ER) and 20 strikeouts in six starts...was selected to participate in the AFL's Rising Stars Game.
Spent most of the 2018 season with Single A Lakeland, making 22 outings, including 20 starts, with the Flying Tigers...Finished the season tied for the league lead with two complete games, while he was fourth with a 2.93 ERA (116.2IP/38ER), fifth with a 1.33 WHIP, sixth with a .253 (112x443) opponent batting average, tied for sixth with nine wins, tied for eighth with 101 strikeouts and 10th with 116.2 innings pitched...Threw his first complete game of the season on May 29 at Tampa, allowing one run on six hits with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings...also had a 5.0-inning complete game on July 6 vs. Tampa, giving up a run on three hits with six strikeouts...Enjoyed his best month of the season in August, appearing in six games, including five starts, and compiling a 4-1 record with a 2.81 ERA (32.0IP/10ER) and 23 strikeouts...Ranked as the No. 26 prospect in the Tigers organization by Baseball America following the season.
Started 21 games with Single A West Michigan in 2017...Ranked tied for third in the Midwest League with one shutout, while he was tied for seventh with 10 wins...Named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 28 after striking out 12 over 6.0 shutout innings on May 25 vs. Fort Wayne...Followed up his outing against Fort Wayne with another 12 strikeout performance on May 31 at Great Lakes, giving up one run in 7.0 innings...Tossed a 7.0-inning shutout on June 14 at Bowling Green, giving up five hits and striking out five...Allowed two earned runs-or-less in nine consecutive starts from May 11-July 17, posting a 6-1 record with a 1.51 ERA (53.2IP/9ER) and 52 strikeouts...Rated as the 19th-best prospect in the Tigers organization by Baseball America following the season.
Made 11 appearances, including 10 starts, with the GCL Tigers West in 2016...Gave up two runs-or-less in four straight starts from July 7-25, compiling a 2-0 record with a 2.25 ERA (20.0IP/5ER) and 17 strikeouts...Ranked fourth in the Gulf Coast League with 54 strikeouts, while he was sixth with 10 games started...Fanned a season-high nine batters over 5.0 innings on August 26 at the GCL Phillies.
Missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing right elbow surgery.
Spent the 2014 season with the GCL Tigers, pitching in 13 games, including 12 starts...Finished tied for the league lead in starts, while he was second with 59.1 innings pitched, tied for second with six wins, third with a .241 (53x220) opponent batting average, fifth with 50 strikeouts and 10th with a 4.10 ERA (59.1IP/27ER)...Pitched in six games, including five starts, during August, posting a 4-1 record with a 3.41 ERA (29.0IP/11ER) and 20 strikeouts...Made two appearances with Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League, and had a 1-1 record with an 18.00 ERA (1.0IP/2ER).
Pitched in 13 games, including 11 starts, with the VSL Tigers in 2013...Finished fourth in the Venezuelan Summer League with a .221 (45x204) opponent batting average, while he was tied for fourth with 55 strikeouts and sixth with a 2.73 ERA (56.0IP/17ER)...Allowed two earned runs-or-less in his first nine outings from May 15-July 5, compiling a 2-1 record with a 2.25 ERA (36.0IP/9ER) and 35 strikeouts.
Made his professional debut in 2012 with the VSL Tigers, starting 13 games...Ranked third in the Venezuelan Summer League with 46 strikeouts, while he was tied for fourth in starts.